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Growing wildflowers

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:56

I did see this and agreed with Corncockle, but couldn't explain the white fluffy bits. The plant is very hairy, has something killed a bird and the feathers have been trapped on  the buds? Bit of a weak theory! Or are we being teased?

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:03

No, that doesn't have toothed leaves. Thinking!


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:01

I'd love to come, always an exciting place to visit. Could do Thursday 19th in the afternoon, but not the Friday (going to Coton Manor, another great garden). The following weekend (21st/22nd) is also OK.


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 15:46

I'm told that the moth feeds mainly at night on plants such as Honeysuckle, taking the nectar as a source of sugars for energy. I'm learning such a lot from this topic!

Plant ID for wildflower

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 19:18

I think it is Ajuga reptans, Bugle. 

Welcome addition?

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 23:23

I think it's Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius. Pretty flower, edible roots.


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 17:01

I've just looked up the Elephant Hawk-moth, and apparently the caterpillars love fuchsias. I'd rather grow fuchsias than Rosebay!


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:54

There's a white one that's not quite so invasive, Chamerion angustifolium 'Album'. You can get it from nurseries such as Crocus and many others. Please don't dig up plants from the wild, it's illegal. However, you could collect seed heads later in the year and sow them in your garden or in pots.

Gorgeous fern

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:23

Does anyone recognise this beautiful fern? It didn't have a label.



Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:22

Get some bamboo canes and stick them in close to the fence. The bindweed will twine round the canes. Then you can dab the leaves with a gel weedkiller without damaging anything else in the border, if there is one. If not, just spray with glyphosate.

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